Hurricane Alex is coming ashore right now, about 100 miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border. It's a category two storm with sustained winds of 100 mph. Alex's outer bands are making an impact in Texas, where at least three tornadoes have touchdown. CNN meteorologist Reynolds Wolf will join us live tonight from South Padre Island, Texas with the latest on the developments.
Even though Hurricane Alex is headed away from the Gulf oil spill, it's still have a big impact on the site. Oil skimming ships had to return to shore and containment booms are also being moved around due the rough sea.
Plus, a third ship to collect the oil can't be connected to the well due to the 12-foot waves.
"Until this weather subsides, all we can do is have everything ready to attack and remove this oil once we have weather that is conductive," said Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft, who provided today's Coast Guard news briefing.
We also have breaking news out of Portland, Oregon, where police have reopened an investigation involving former vice president Al Gore. A massage therapist is accusing Gore of unwanted sexual contact at a hotel in 2006.
The police took statements from the woman but initially closed the investigation for lack of evidence. We'll talk it over with CNN Senior Legal Analyst and former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Toobin.
Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then.
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